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Sending a counterfeit check to be cashed by me to be sent to them as a fee lottery ripoff. We are military and had been overseas. This is where the check had been sent to and then was forwarded to our new address. Nova Scotia

On Feb. 5, 2007 I received a letter informing me that I had won a lottery with an enclosed check in the amount of $2, 981.63. The letter claimed that I needed to contact my client care manager Paul Bucholtz before the end of Feb. 5, 2007 in order to claim my winnings.

We are military and had been overseas. This is where the check had been sent to and then was forwarded to our new address. I called these people at the number I was given. I was given the runaround for a bit. I was put on hold or I was disconnected. My husband came home and I explained what was going on and he was the one who finally connected with a person who actually spoke to me.

This woman did not give me a name. I thought either she was an office personnel or another client care manager. She claimed to be looking me up on the computer after I gave her the claims number on the letter. She told me how lucky it was I was able to call today as it was the last day to claim the money.

She told me they did not want any personal information at all. They didn't want any SSN, address, Phone Number, age, or anything about me or my life. She then told I needed to cash the check to verify I was the person on the letter. Cashing the check would be the proof they needed. Once the check cleared I was to call them back and they would then tell me the exact amount I owed in processing fees. Since it had taken me so long to contact them she doubted I would owe the whole amount of the check.

She then told me that once I sent them the money in the form of a check, money order, or cashier's check I would be notified when they sent me my winnings. It would arrive within two to three days after my being notified. Some one would need to be at home to sign for it.

She then told me the amount I won was $38, 000.00 and the fee would be $2, 700.00. She congratulated me on winning and we said goodbye and I hung up.

Today which is Feb. 11, 2007 my bank called to inform me that the check I deposited was a counterfeit. I had opened this account for the purpose of depositing this check. This account was closed by the bank since my first deposit was this check. I am no longer allowed to bank there unless I wish to contact the branch manager and obtain permission to bank with them.

I am not out of any money. I can't really say that I was injured financially. I injured by name be tarnished at a financial institution I hoped to build a relationship with that would have benifitted me and my family. I now have to wonder if I will somehow become a victim of some other scam. How did they get my address? What other type of information do they have about me? Do they trade with others of their kind?

All kinds of questions are running through my head about this. Tomorrow I am going to the police station to report it. I will then contact every type of agency that I can think of that might handle this complaint.
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Offender: Megawin Promotional Prices

Country: Canada   Province: Nova Scotia, Canada   City: Halafax
Address: 3083 Olivet Str
Phone: 9024121848231

Category: Miscellaneous

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